Social Networking Collaboration at Canada 3.0 Powered by OpenText

OpenText to Provide Secure Social Networking for Canada's Premier Digital Media Event

WATERLOO, ON, April 21 /CNW/ - OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTC) will provide a social networking platform to connect attendees and presenters before, during and after the Canada 3.0 2011 digital media forum www.canada30.ca being held in Stratford, Ontario May 2-4. The social networking software is the same solution that OpenText provided for delegates at both the Toronto and Korea G-20 Summits held in 2010 (http://www.opentext.com/2/global/press-release-details.html?id=2437) and now customized for the Canada 3.0 forum.

"As a Platinum sponsor of the Canada 3.0 2011 forum and major proponent of digital media progress in Canada, OpenText is pleased to provide a social collaboration tool that will make connecting attendees, presenters and other subject matter experts easier and more efficient," said Eugene Roman, Chief Technology Officer at OpenText.

OpenText's Social Workplace solution opentext.com/otsw will be accessible from mobile devices on-site, linking more than 3,000 past and new attendees and enabling them to share ideas and converse with presenters from the conference. Participants can access the OpenText application from their BlackBerrys, iPhones and iPads at http://talk.canada30.com/login.

The social collaboration software will ensure that attendees have at their fingertips everything they need to get the most out of the Canada 3.0 forum, including access to the agenda, room locations, subjects and speakers in the eight sector tracks, and more. Most importantly, the secure social media platform will enable participants to not only collaborate onsite, but to stay connected once the digital media forum concludes.

"Given the issues of security and privacy related to consumer-grade social networking tools, OpenText developed a platform with enterprise-strength security controls," said Roman. "Our Social Workplace software offers better ways for people to connect and share information so they can be more effective and productive."

Roman will be leading the Public Sector stream, sponsored by OpenText, at Canada 3.0 and will be compiling outcomes to present at the conclusion of the forum. OpenText will also have a major presence in the Interactive Showcase area of the forum showcasing the latest ECM solutions. Tom Jenkins, OpenText Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, who is also Chair of the Advisory Board for the Canadian Digital Media Network, will be among those officially welcoming attendees to the forum.

Canada 3.0 is Canada's premier digital media event organized annually by the Canadian Digital Media Network, and brings together industry, government, public sector and academic communities of interest with the common goal of advancing Canada's competitiveness in digital media. The forum focuses on a goal called the Moonshot by which anyone in Canada can do anything online by 2017, Canada's 150th birthday.

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About OpenText
OpenText, a global ECM leader, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content.  OpenText brings two decades of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries.  Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts™ to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness.  For more information, visit www.opentext.com.

Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on Open Text's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. Open Text's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein.  For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see Open Text's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Open Text disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Copyright © 2011 by Open Text Corporation. OPENTEXT and the OPENTEXT SOCIAL WORKPLACE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Open Text Corporation or other respective owners.

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For further information:

Richard Maganini
OpenText
1-847-961-0662
rmaganin@opentext.com    
        Shelley Grandy
OpenText
1-905-866-2656
sgrandy@opentext.com

 


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